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Office of Communications and Public Affairs
2011-D Commerce Park Drive
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
For Immediate Release

Angelita Plemmer Williams
Terri Bolling
(410) 260-1488

Media Advisory
Judiciary Brings Civics to Anne Arundel County High School Students

(ANNAPOLIS, Md.May 14, 2013) On Friday, May 17, lawyers and judges from Maryland’s courts will share their expertise and personal experiences to help area students learn about law and society. Students attending the Civics and Law Academy will meet face-to-face with judges and other legal professionals to discuss a variety of topics, including juvenile rights, criminal law, free speech, and the law in the technology age.

The May 17 session will be held at the Judiciary Education and Conference Center in Annapolis, and will include more than 50 students from Severna Park and South River high schools.

“How can you hope to function in our society, which is based on the Rule of Law, if you don’t learn civics?” said Howard County District Judge Pamila J. Brown. Judge Brown heads the Judiciary committee that is hosting the program in partnership with the Maryland State Bar Association, the Citizenship and Law-Related Education Program and the American Bar Association.

“Students are active members of our society; therefore, it is essential that they have an understanding of law and legal issues,” Judge Brown said. “The Academy provides a chance for young people to take part in an intensive program to start to gain the knowledge, skills, and values needed to participate fully and effectively in our pluralistic, democratic society.”

The Civics and Law Academy is designed to help high school students gain a better understanding of the law, which helps them develop civic competency. Academy sessions are held during the school year at various locations in Maryland. This is the last session to be held this school year.

WHAT Civics and Law Academy for Anne Arundel County high school students
A partnership of the Maryland Judiciary Public Awareness Committee, Maryland State Bar Association and Citizenship and Law-Related Education Program (CLREP)
WHO Judge Pamila J. Brown, Chair, Judiciary Public Awareness Committee
WHEN: Friday, May 17
9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
WHERE Judiciary Education and Conference Center
2011-D Commerce Park Drive
Annapolis, Md. 21401
CONTACT: The media are invited to attend. Call the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, 410-260-1488, to attend and to discuss the use of cameras and/or electronic devices.

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